Henrik Ojamaa marked his debut with a goal as Motherwell eased past Queen's Park with a comfortable win in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup.
Omar Daley held off two defenders to power in an angled drive that found the the net via the inside of the post.
Jamie Murphy hammered in a strike from 25 yards midway through the first half and lashed home a second with 20 minutes remaining.
Ojamaa put some gloss on the win late on after good work from Chris Humphrey.
The Third Division visitors pulled off a major shock when they dumped Aberdeen out of the League Cup in 2006 but they seldom troubled the Fir Park side, who sit third in the Scottish Premier League.
Daley tested goalkeeper Neil Parry with a stinging shot in the first minute.
Queen's replied when Martin McBride rifled narrowly over the bar but they found themselves trailing after just six minutes.
The speedy Daley cut inside from the right and his raking effort cannoned in of the base of the post.
The visitors tried to haul themselves back into the tie but a header from David Murray was comfortably collected by goalkeeper Darren Randolph.
Motherwell doubled their advantage when Murphy left Parry with no chance with a blistering strike from 25 yards.
Only the quick reactions of the Queen's Park goalkeeper prevented them from falling further behind when he did well to block a one-on-one from Bob McHugh, who had skipped past James Brough with ease to set up the shot.
At the other end, Ian Watt dragged a well-struck effort across the face of goal and wide.
To their credit, Queen's Park emerged for the second half determined to have a go and a long, low shot from Jamie Longworth forced a decent save from Randolph, who turned the effort past the post.
Watt then whipped a shot inches past the upright as the Spiders enjoyed a positive period early in the second half.
Motherwell could have all but ended any hopes of a comeback when a ferocious shot from Ross Forbes appeared netbound only for a full-stretch Parry to tip over the bar.
Ojamaa was handed his debut when he was thrown into the action for McHugh after 67 minutes, with Forbes also making way for Humphrey.
Queen's had battled bravely but never really looked like posing any major problems for Stuart McCall's men and the tie was effectively over as a contest with 71 minutes gone.
Well claimed their third goal when Humphrey tried to set up Ojamaa and the ball slipped through the Estonian forward's legs and fell for Murphy to lash home.
Ojamaa then sealed the win in the final minute of the game when he collected a cut-back from Humphrey before firing past Parry as Motherwell eased into the next round.
- 01 Randolph
- 03 Hammell
- 05 Craigan
- 20 Page Booked
- 22 Clancy
- 04 Law
- 06 Hateley
- 17 Daley (Lawleff - 76' )
- 11 Murphy
- 16 McHugh (Ojamaa - 67' )
- 18 Forbes Booked (Humphrey - 67' )
- 31 Bradley
- 23 Halsman
- 07 Humphrey
- 24 Ojamaa
- 25 Lawleff
- 01 Parry
- 03 Meggatt
- 04 Little Booked
- 05 Brough
- 08 McBride (Gallagher - 88' )
- 02 McGinn
- 06 Anderson
- 07 Watt
- 09 Smith (Daly - 69' )
- 10 Longworth
- 11 Murray (Burns - 76' )
- 20 Strain
- 12 Gallagher
- 15 Daly
- 16 Owen Ronald
- 14 Burns